An opportunity exists for a experienced team to charter the iconic Sparkman & Stephens One Tonner Mark Twain for the 75th running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Mark Twain etched itself in Hobart history by becoming the first yacht to chock up 25 Hobart Races.
Built for the 1972 One Ton Cup and then skippered by Jock Sturrock the boat,built by Doug Brooker and Ces Quilkey,went through numerous owners before being bought last year by 42 time Hobart Race veteran, Michael Spies.The boat underwent a full refit including new sails,upgraded deck gear,all new safety gear,new electronics,fully optimised for IRC as well as a bottom job.
“Since the refit the boat podium-ed in the CYCA Trophy Series and placed 5th in Division In last years RSHYR even after less than ideal conditions.’I bought the boat because I genuinely believed and still do that the boat can win the race. You just need the weather Gods to align”, quipped Spies.
The boat will be presented in a race ready state with all the Yachts required certification and documentation submitted to the CYCA.The Charter will also have the option to the the Veterans Regatta pre Hobart as well as the Australian IRC Championshp to be staged in Hobart post Race.
For further information in the first instance please contact the Editor.